Diamond Visionics (DVC) utilized funding from the Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to turn their vision of making the pilot training experience as close to real-life as possible and providing it for the lowest cost, into a reality. The technology, which eventually evolved into its patented GenesisRTX product line, has realized substantial success in both military and commercial markets with revenues of $25.5 million.
Boeing is one of DVC’s largest customers to date, and they employ its Enterprise Agreement with GenesisIG image generation software and GenesisSN sensor software on its systems including the F-15, F-16 and F-22 simulators. BAE UK uses its Enterprise Agreement to utilize GenesisIG for its F-35 program and Typhoon, as well as multiple UAV programs for its maritime simulations in the UK. In addition, DVC has a network of resellers across the globe.
After a successful Phase I with the Navy, DVC began its Phase II portion of the project, and subsequently joined the Navy TAP. Not long after, Genesis was selected for use on the Boeing AH-64 Apache simulator and on contracts with the Navy such as KC-130T and DMRT.
The company is now taking its simulations below the surface of the ocean, in an effort to provide realistic submarine training. Above water, the company is working with a new water model that is set to be released soon.
At the beginning of the year, the company announced the release of its newest GenesisRTX version 10.5.3, which contains some major technology upgrades and new feature enhancements. Some of these features include high resolution dynamic ground tracks, the ability to reproject flat-earth Open-Flight models into round earth coordinates for loading into GenesisRTX, underwater explosions, and improved surface reflections. Diamond Visionics has updated its software to work on Level-D simulators and the team is excited to enter this commercial realm because of their past SBIR work.